With All Their Scars, a poem by Jeff Flesch at Spillwords.com
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With All Their Scars

With All Their Scars

written by: Jeff Flesch

@FleschJeff

 

they say, life
is a performance
of sorts, played out
on the background of
perceived solidity

young children,
learning quickly
to perform
for their peers,
and parents, to
keep people away
from the true self,
hidden,
underneath all the clay

scarred, bruised,
and broken,
the days, turn into
nights, and once again
we find fright, and
all the demons we
carry inside

moments go by,
then days,
weeks,
months,
and years,
and in the process,
we forget
all about
our one true test

to remember,
the self we were given,
not the one created
to keep the pain
at bay,
and the people
out of our way

recognizing
this truth,
takes a lifetime,

and, yes

we lose
some along the way,
yet, we can become
beacons of hope
for others on their
journey each day

by

being there,
loving them as they
are, and by
accepting them
with all their scars

Jeff Flesch

Jeff Flesch

JAN/FEB 2022 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Jeff Flesch lives in Corvallis, Oregon, and was voted as the 2022 Spillwords Press Author of the Month for January and February. He is also a monthly contributor to two online publications, MasticadoresIndia and MasticadoresUSA. Jeff is currently in the process of compiling a deput poetry book, which will be published in late 2022.
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